Sun Moon Lake

Right: Sun Moon Lake, Nantou County

Sun Moon Lake (Ri Yue Tan) in Nantou County is Taiwan's largest natural lake. The lake is quite scenic and is a popular tourist destination with a number of resorts, hotels and campsites around its perimeter. Tzuen Pagoda built by Chiang Kai Shek in honour of his mother sits atop one of the hills surrounding the lake.

Sun Moon Lake

The lake itself gained some notoriety after some guy from Taichung tried to get rid of the grizly evidence there after chopping up his former girlfriend and her two daughters. Sun Moon Lake murders

Aboriginal Culture Village

Left: Dancer at the Formosa Aboriginal Culture Village

From Sun Moon Lake on the road towards Puli is the Formosa Aboriginal Culture Village, an aboriginal theme park with a number of rides designed to help you lose your lunch. There are exhibits corresponding to the nine aboriginal tribes of Taiwan and regular song and dance shows.